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Tucson soccer roundup

Wildcat soccer splits in Florida road trip

A summary of our three local college teams plus how players with Tucson connections are doing in the pros:... Read more»

Flood of UA students prompts closure of 4th Ave underpass

Anticipating a weekend crowd as students return to the University of Arizona, city officials will close the 4th Avenue underpass to southbound vehicles nightly from Thursday through Sunday this week.... Read more»1

Arizona Wildcat soccer

Despite lightning delay, Wildcats chew up Lobos 3-0

The University of Arizona Wildcat soccer team hosted the University of New Mexico Lobos in a lightning-delayed exhibition match Saturday. Arizona won 3-0 after an hour-long break.... Read more»

City vague on details of streetcar ridership

In the first week of paid ridership, Tucsonans took 28,000 trips aboard the new streetcar system. While disclosing that the streetcar had an average of 3,900 riding daily, city officials were reluctant to discuss how many of those riders were paying members of the general public. The figures released are based on counting every time someone steps on or off a streetcar, including drivers, Sun Link staff and police.... Read more»4

Humming along: Streetcar ridership besting projections

In the first week of paid ridership, Tucsonans took 28,000 trips aboard the new Sun Link streetcar system. With an average of more than 3,900 riding daily, the system’s early ridership is more than the projection of 3,600. Officials said they expect ridership to increase as UA students return.... Read more»4

Pall on Mall for smokers: UA campus smoking ban coming

If you’re a smoker, the University of Arizona may be about to put out your fire, or at least your cigarette. If a proposed policy takes effect Aug.15, the school will ban “the use of tobacco or nicotine-containing products” on all UA property.... Read more»1

UA sponsoring free eye screenings Saturday

Free eye screenings are available Saturday at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center, 140 West Speedway Boulevard, 8 a.m. to noon. The event is sponsored by the UA Department of Ophthalmology, in conjunction with the University of Arizona Medical Center.... Read more»

Former Pima softball standout signs with Wildcats

Pima Community College softball player Alexis Dotson will continue her collegiate career at the University of Arizona in the fall. Dotson, a freshman outfielder, hit in the lead-off spot for the Aztecs this season, finishing with a .516 batting average, 111 hits in 215 at-bats, 36 steals, and 38 RBIs. She was selected NJCAA first-team All-American and NFCA first-team All-American.... Read more»

City, UA launching pilot program for food scrap collection

The City of Tucson and the University of Arizona will begin a pilot program, June 30, to collect food scraps from local business for composting, a spokeswoman said.... Read more»

Clean energy investment in the United States

Financial tools and foreign investment can inject additional capital into the clean energy market. Clean energy is at an apex of viability and affordability as financial institutions and governments seek to secure a lower-carbon future.... Read more»

Years later, not much to show for state mining museum closure

The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum left a collection of memories in the minds of its visitors, volunteers and staff after it closed to make way for a centennial-themed museum that never got funded. Individuals passionate about the museum remain frustrated with the decision.... Read more»

Colibri Center launch puts human faces to border issues

Hoping to put faces to border issues, the launch of the Colibri Center for Human Rights featured an award-winning documentary about one family’s loss. The Tucson-based group hopes to establish the most comprehensive data set on missing border crossers and unidentified remains along the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»

Colibri Center for Human Rights debuts with Saturday screening

Home of the most comprehensive data about missing border crossers and unidentified remains along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Colibri Center for Human Rights will celebrate their opening with the local premiere of award-winning film “Who is Dayani Cristal?” on Saturday.... Read more»

Tucson water rates higher than Phx, usage lower here

It’s a complex calculation, but at the most fundamental level this much is true: The amount of water needed to have a lush, green lawn in Phoenix would yield a substantially higher water bill for a homeowner in Tucson. As Arizona leaders ponder the long-term future of the state’s water supply, some say that raising water prices is an option for encouraging conservation.... Read more»

Report: Az had steepest higher-ed cuts & tuition increases

Arizona had the nation’s steepest per-student cuts in state aid to higher education and the highest rates of tuition increase from pre-recession funding levels until today, according to a new report.... Read more»

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